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HUNTINGFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

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There are two memorials in Huntingfield. They both cover those who gave their lives in Wold War 1 and 2. The first is a Cornish granite Celtic cross, with a sword of sacrifice on the shaft, on a stepped base, that stands on the village green. This contains the name of ten men who died in World War 1 and four in World War 2. This was unveiled by Colonel Lord Henniker and dedicated by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich 29th October 1922; the builders were Messrs. Perfitts and this was reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 30th October 1922. The second memoprial is to be found within the parish church and is in the form of altar rails and a dedicatory wooden board for World War 1 with names of the dead from World War 2 attached by hooks to the bottom of the board; the same names appear on this as on the village green memorial. This memorial was dedicated by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich on the same day as the memorial on the village green; the architect was A C Hughes and the wood carving was by Messrs E C Northfield & Sons; details appeared in the same newspaper as the village green memorial.

LEST WE FORGET

1914-1918

FOSTER

Waldron James
Private 2986, 47th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 12 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Waldron James Foster of Cratfield Road, Huntingfield. Buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery

GIRLING

George Albert
Private 8819, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15 February 1915. Aged 18. Son of William and Elizabeth Girling of Huntingfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

KEABLE

George
[Listed on CWGC as Samuel James KEABLE ] Driver 103117, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery Died 4 May 1917. Aged 32 Son of John and Emily Keeble of Huntingfield. husband of Bessie L Keeble of Cookley. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

MINTER

Arthur
Able Seaman R/5770, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division Died 22 March 1918. Aged 29. Son of Robert Minter (Tailor,draper,and Postmaster at Huntingfield) and Elizabeth (nee Everett) one of 12 children. Married to Edith S. Morley (1912) had 2 daughters Phyllis V. (b. 1914) and Edith J. (b. 1917). Born Sept. 1888 in Huntingfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

MOWER

Bertie
Private 8851, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 21 April 1915. Aged 26 Son of Frederick and Alice Maria Mower of The Street, Huntingfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MOWER

Sidney
[Listed on CWGC as Percy J MOWER] Private 29217, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 19 April 1918. Born at Walpole. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

NUNN

James
Private G/14077, 7th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Died 26 March 1917. Born Huntingfield. Buried in Honnechy British Cemetery

PAGE

James
Private 201121, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 23 April 1917. Aged 23 Son of Jethro and Esther Page of Huntingfield. Buried in Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul 2. Private Page is shown on the Huntingfield memorial as John Page

PARKER

Harry
Lance Corporal 1990, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers Died 28 October 1915. Aged 29 Son of George William Parker of Suffolk. Husband of Eva Agnes Parker of 68 Queen's Road, Tunbridge Wells. Born at Wenhaston. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial

RACKHAM

Russell
Private 16835, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards Died 1 November 1914. Aged 21 Son of Benjamin and Betsy Rackham of Huntingfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

1939-1945

CREASEY

Dennis Albert
Private 5773609, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment Died 25 January 1942. Aged 22. Connection to Huntingfield unknown. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial

FORSTER

Francis Christopher Herman
Gunner 5837039, 61 Anti-tank Regiment, Royal Artillery Died 14 June 1944. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery

GARDINER

Robert Hugh
Lance Corporal 6013178, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment Died 2 November 1943. Aged 23. Foster-son of Patrick and Helen O'Farrell of Badingham. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

ROUSE

Charles William
Private 5776966, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment Died 14 February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Charles and Ethel Rouse who lived at Cookley. "Charlie" was the eldest son of Charles and Ethel Rouse, who in 1942 lived in "Cookley Woods", the next village to Huntingfield. His father and he were both employed as gamekeepers on the Heveningham Estate, which included Huntingfield and Cookley villages, and Huntingfield was the "estate " church, which could mean that as an employee he was "Honoured " by the estate. Buried in the Kranji War Cemetery

Last updated 22 January, 2019

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